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What to do when it’s time to pivot

Transition. It’s kind of exciting. All the new things and creative inspiration and dreams of what may be possible. And let’s keep it real: it kind of sucks. Making tough decisions. Letting go of things that no longer serve. Facing fears of what could go wrong. It’s both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. A period of transition can last a short time, or a long time. Before I left my corporate career, it was years before I was finally ready to step out. That journey ...

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Need to reignite your career? The ten steps that matter.

On any given day in your work life, there is a lot to focus on. Clients, meetings, deadlines, office politics, stress and anxiety, not to mention your boss, your team and just when do you get that coffee break?! It can be pretty overwhelming. So it’s not surprising that my research shows that 70% of women don’t have a career plan, and more than 48% of women are just completely winging it when it comes to what’s next for them work wise. Not only that, more than 70% of women are really ...

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Are you following the bread crumbs?

A decade before I wrote my first book, I was walking around the streets of New York. I’d gotten lost in the back streets of SOHO and was meandering along my way when I came across a big bookstore. In the large window display were a whole range of books on how to be a non-fiction writer. At this stage I hadn’t even dreamt of writing a book. But something about this display intrigued me. So I found the writing section, and before I knew what was happening, I was walking back on the ...

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Is it time to build your exit strategy?

If there were one hot topic that is coming up a lot in my coaching enquiries, women’s groups I lead and with Q&A’s after speaking gigs, it’s that of career change. To be more specific, I keep getting questions about how to build an effective exit strategy. In other words – can you please help me get the **** out of this career I hate?! And whilst it has been a consistent theme in my coaching practice over the past three years, it is definitely heightened at the ...

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She was blocking her own possibilities…..are you?

Picture this: A woman sits in front of me. She is amazing, but doesn’t fully realise it. We start talking. She has come to see me because she wants more for her career than what she is experiencing. Secretly, she actually wants more for her life. She feels stuck. Stifled. And more than a bit over it. We unpack what’s going on currently. Work. Home. Wellbeing. Life. And then, as the time passes, we go deeper. “If there were no limitations regarding time, money, commitments or ...

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The truth about becoming more confident

I was recording a bonus interview for the upcoming launch of The Career Toolkit program with a dear client yesterday. The topic was confidence. We were talking about her 26 year career journey and how confidence has impacted her throughout – both negatively and positively. It was a juicy and super helpful conversation that I know members will gain such great insight from. And right toward the end, she said the truth that all women need to hear, something that we had been working on and ...

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8 keys to mentoring success

Mentoring has been getting a bad rap over the past few years. As the battle to get and keep more women in leadership positions rages on, and endless versions of the same strategies and programs are tried with mixed results, mentoring seems to have been labeled as an old school strategy and no longer something that will contribute to cracking that proverbial glass above our heads (it’s so far beyond time for a new metaphor, how about an entire new paradigm?). When Sylvia Ann Hewlett published ...

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Quick & easy wins for your personal brand

Last week we looked at the path to building your personal brand. Hopefully you have thought about what you want to be known for, and are starting to work through what that might look like for you. There are two more important building blocks to the personal brand journey that will help you significantly as you piece this critical part of your career together.  The first is to get a really clear picture on your current personal brand. The best way to find out what people think is to ask. ...

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What do you want to be known for?

Ask yourself this question: Is your personal brand taking you to the places you want to go in your career? How do people see you at work? Perhaps you have a reputation as the problem solver, the organizer or the deal maker – but is it serving you well? One of the most important questions you can ask when building your personal brand and looking at what’s next for your career, is what do you want to be known for? Personal branding expert, William Arruda explains that your personal ...

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Stop doing this one thing and watch what happens

Let’s cut straight to it. I want to ask you to do one thing this week, consciously and intentionally, and watch what happens. Are you ready for it? This could be quite possibly be the most revolutionary thing you can do for your career. Here it is: Stop letting your desire to be liked drive your behaviour. In fact, get over your desire to be liked. Period. It has various flavours, this ‘being liked’ phenomenon. It’s a plague that shows up in so many ways, in so many ...

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Three keys to finding your purpose

We hear a lot of people talking about purpose. How you need to find your purpose, be on purpose, work and live with purpose. And I’m one of those people. Because it matters. It matters deeply. But so many people are walking through their lives with a greyness about them. No colour. Like ghosts living in the machine of their life. They may have given up on their purpose, discarded it in the trash one evening, thrown out with the dinner scraps. Or maybe, as is the case for so many, they never ...

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How you should ask for a pay rise

There is certainly a lot of discussion around at the moment about the gender pay gap. We know that women are paid 17.5% less than their male counterparts. We also know that women are less likely to ask for a pay rise than men. We think that if we keep our heads down and work hard that our work will speak for itself and we will be rewarded accordingly. We don’t want to appear pushy, and we don’t want to piss people off. And sometimes we are just plain scared to ask (it’s not easy, ...

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